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St Martin-in-the-Fields

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Address: | Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, England
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+44 20 7766 1100
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08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 20:00
Wed 08:00 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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St Martin-in-the-Fields is a landmark. Its fine Georgian architecture and...

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a landmark. Its fine Georgian architecture and prominent location place it at the heart of the nation. Its work has valued historic tradition, but St Martin’s has always been innovative in response to changing needs. From London’s first free lending library to the first religious broadcast, St Martin’s has broken new ground in defining what it means to be a church. Solidifying its position for years to come, St Martin's has an award-winning cafe, puts on concerts with London's best musicians, and hosts fantastic events in its unique subterranean spaces.

Free lunchtime concerts take place every Monday, Tuesday and Friday, a fantastic way to hear both established and emerging stars of the classical scene.

As well as the fantastic food on offer in the Cafe in the Crypt, during the summer months St Martin's opens the Cafe in the Courtyard, offering a host of al fresco delights.

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FABULOUS CONCERTS

This church is located in Trafalgar Square, right next to the National Gallery and close to the National Portrait Gallery. Its particularity is held there very nice concerts both... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This church is located in Trafalgar Square, right next to the National Gallery and close to the National Portrait Gallery. Its particularity is held there very nice concerts both at lunchtime (on some days) and after dinner. I suggest you consult the programs and purchase your ticket on internet. The Church's entrance is through the crypt on the left of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vivaldi Four Seasons by Candlelight was an unexpected pleasure....We passed by this stunning church on our way to Leicester Square to book a show...not only did we end up seeing Kinky Boots on the afternoon but topped the day off by witnessing some extraordinary musicians in an idilic setting!! We got seats up in the balcony so had a fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took in on a recent trip. Convenient location just off Trafalgar Square so go see if you are at the galleries. Visit the crypt if you can. Famous venue and famous for its choir. Beautiful church. Amazing history and story, makes this a must see whether you are religious or not. Plenty of stuff nearby in terms of sites, places... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every lunchtime there is a short free concert held here. On Thursdays the concert is a choral Sacred Music concert. The theme on Thursday last was Epiphany, and the choral pieces were all by J S Bach. And it was FREE. The Rev Dr Sam Wells introduced them and made the event more meaningful. Thank you

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This iconic church captures well the sense of London's history - and of the English people. Located right on Trafalgar Square, it is easy to include in visits to the National Gallery, the Portrait Gallery and Covent Garden. Try to attend a music performance. Any one of them will move and delight you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for a Christmas Concert on the 23th. of December. Half the time a Choir sang alone the other half the Audience joined in. The English can sing! The Church is beautiful and the main room has an amazing sound for a Classical Concert with a Choir. Definatly worth a visit - with or without concert.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant refuge from busy London. Welcoming clergy, talented choir and organist, heterogeneous congregation of locals and tourists. Heated and comfortable inside, unlike large cathedrals. They appreciate donations for their work with poor and homeless.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church has got a great acoustic. We went to listen to the "Viennese Christmas by Candlelight". I was impressed by those skills of the guy who played the first violin. It really sounds amazing. Luckily we chose this concert as we really liked the music played. My partner and I sat on those benches at the aisle, which I... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tale of two experiences - we went for a classical concert, a beautiful venue for a concert. However it was quite cold, the view is relatively restricted, the seating uncomfortable and the sound is not amplified. This does mean that you can't hear it as well, but it also means that what you do hear is an authentic sound.... More 

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Dear Naln Thanks you for your review and I am glad you found St Martin's to be a beautiful venue for a concert. As it is an historic church there are some restricted view seats but the majority of our seats offer an excellent view of the performance area. If seats do have a restricted view we make that clear... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful old church, great architecture, plain but pristine. Handicap accessible through the crypt.

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